The Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise

Hardcover(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198548539
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/01/1998
Series: Bird Families of the World Series , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Smithsonian Institute, Washington

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgement
List of colour plates
List of abbreviations
Plan of the book
Diagrams of bird topography
Diagrams of bird of paradise structural morphology
Map showing some more important locations mentioned in the text
Boundaries of the regional maps used in the species accounts of Chapter 9
Part I
1. The incredible birds of paradise - an introduction
2. Discovery of the birds of paradise and history of their study
3. Evolution and biogeography of the birds of paradise
4. Ecology of the birds of paradise
5. Reproductive behaviour
6. Nesting biology and parental behaviour
7. Birds of paradise in human tradition and culture
8. Conservation
Part II
Family, subfamily, genus and species accounts

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